May 17, 2019
Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo is disappointed that a pay transparency mechanism has not been included in the Equal Pay Amendment Bill.
April 30, 2019
In this issue, we look at a visit to New Zealand from the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Disability Rights Commissioner seeking answers about potential cuts to disability funding services, calls for a pay transparency body to address the gender pay gap, and potential changes to hate speech laws.
April 24, 2019
The Human Rights Commission warmly welcomes the government’s decision to offer non-residents directly affected by the Christchurch terrorist attacks the opportunity to apply for a special permanent resident visa.
April 18, 2019
Saunoamaali'i Dr Karanina Sumeo tells her story about being paid $40,000 less than someone who was doing the same job as her.
April 9, 2019
A group of independent indigenous experts from the United Nations are visiting New Zealand to assist Government and Iwi to develop a strategy and plan for the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
April 8, 2019
A group of New Zealand business leaders today published an open letter (www.nzstandtogether.co.nz) calling for a more inclusive country following the Christchurch mosque attacks on 15 March.
April 8, 2019
Kate Gilmore, the United Nations (UN) Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, will be the first major UN official to visit New Zealand in relation to the Christchurch mosque shootings.
April 5, 2019
The New Zealand Government has announced it will work with Iwi and Māori to develop a strategy or action plan for the Declaration. What should this look like? How do you want to be involved?
April 2, 2019
Following the attack on two mosques, leaving many dead and injured, on 15th March 2019 in Christchurch, the Chief Commissioner spoke at Otago University as part of the University’s Give Nothing to Racism campaign.
March 28, 2019
New research by the New Zealand Work Research Institute at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the Human Rights Commission has for the first time revealed the challenges and advantages of New Zealand’s largest pay increase for women.